Jenny Kee in great height
This summer, Jenny Kee’s blowing up. She’s the globally beloved Sydney artist responsible for the iconic UniOz Stripe artwork you’ve seen everywhere from art galleries to outfits to crockery. But you’ve never seen it quite like this.
Meet Auntie Marge and Auntie Una – named for Jenny Kee’s real aunties, both highly skilled and successful sewers who supported and guided Kee towards the top echelons of design and couture. Entirely alien yet amusingly familiar, these enormous squiggly creatures in their brightly knitted best just might be on their way to lunch after a visit to the gallery.
Sprouting up in the creative and conservation-conscious precinct of Innovation Plaza at South Eveleigh, the playful pair of anthropomorphic beings presents a bold new interpretation of Jenny Kee’s most iconic work; a celebration of an artist who has helped to shape Australia’s visual identity and fiercely championed the protection of its environment.
Jenny Kee’s designs have featured everywhere from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, to Italian Vogue to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Now, her work is set to delight the Inner West right through January.
Concept and design by the Lgop Collective, realised by The Inflatable Event Company and supported by South Eveleigh, these charismatic creatures towering into the summer sky are everything we love about art in Sydney.